Tuesday, March 6, 2018
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN A HOMILY VEERS OFF-COURSE AND A PREIST OR DEACON SIMPLY GIVES HIS WISH LIST
Sometimes priests and deacons give their opinion during a homily. Usually, if he states it is his opinion and his opinion isn't contrary to the Catholic Faith, no harm is done.
But sometimes homilies that are opinionated and without stating so directly, which means, if I believe this to be true then it must be right and if others join in applause that confirms the validity of the opinion, what should be done?
For example, if I preach that women should be ordained, we should have open communion, those in mortal sin should receive Holy Communion, the panorama of those now called lgbtq's should be welcome to Mass and Holy Communion and we should welcome pro-choice Catholics, adulterers, pedophiles, thieves and the like, and then I get applause, what should be done by rank and file Catholics who think homilies should teach what Holy Mother Church teaches and applause during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for heterodoxy should be squashed?
Let me once again reiterate, that a welcoming community, which the Catholic Church is, so much so, you must by way of obligation attend Mass each Sunday or risk the fires of hell because it is a mortal sin to miss Mass, means that every Catholic is under that obligation, no matter their sin, crime or predilections.
However, the reception of Holy Communion by those in a state of mortal sin is another matter altogether and welcoming someone to Mass and welcoming everyone to Holy Communion is mixing apples and oranges.
At the same time, homilies that are opinion pieces but given as though truth, because the preacher happens to believe his opinions, is neo-plagianism and neo-Gnosticism as clarified by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith recently.
How would you feel if you heard the above and the preacher got applause for it?